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Uhuru Kenyatta

Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta is a Kenyan politician, currently serving as Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Finance. He is the Chairman of Kenya African National Union (KANU), the former ruling party, which is currently part of the Party of National Unity (PNU). Nominated to Parliament in 2001, he became Minister for Local Government under President Daniel arap Moi and, despite his political inexperience, was favored by President Moi as his successor; Kenyatta ran as KANU's candidate in the December 2002 presidential election, but lost to opposition candidate Mwai Kibaki by a large margin. He subsequently became Leader of the Opposition in Parliament. He backed Kibaki for re-election in the December 2007 presidential election and was named Minister of Local Government by Kibaki in January 2008, before becoming Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Trade in April 2008 as part of a coalition government. He is the son of Jomo Kenyatta, Kenya's first president (1964–1978). His name, Uhuru, is Swahili for "freedom".
To his supporters Uhuru Kenyatta is a visionary leader. To his detractors the heavy-smoking man is a reluctant politician. Being the son of Mzee Jomo Kenyatta, Uhuru's upbringing was steeped in politics.
According to Uhuru, "Growing up in the Kenyatta household taught us many things. My father taught us to treat everyone fairly. He taught us the essence of justice and fairness, he told us to learn from history but not to live in history."
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Kenyatta's game a risky one
2014-07-08
President Uhuru Kenyatta's government is responding to the rising death toll from al-Shabaab terrorist attacks by heavy-handed and indiscriminate security force action against Kenya's large Somali community and by blaming domestic political opponents.
(Independent Online)
  1. Kenyans flee coastal areas after attacks
  2. Lamu Police Reservist camp razed by unknown assailants
  3. Red Cross: 22 Dead in Attacks on Kenyan Coast

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Women leaders call for Uhuru Kenyatta, Uhuru Kenyatta talks
2014-07-06
Nairobi, Kenya: Women leaders have called on President Uhuru Kenyatta and Opposition leaders led by Raila Odinga to reach out to each other to bring down political tension threatening the country's stability. Speaking Sunday in Nairobi, the leaders ...
(The Standard Digital News)
  1. Nairobi rally criticises Kenyatta government
  2. Thousands rally in Kenya against president's rule
  3. Mutava Musyimi Wants to Meet Uhuru and Raila

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Women leaders call for Uhuru Kenyatta, Uhuru Kenyatta talks
2014-07-06
Nairobi, Kenya: Women leaders have called on President Uhuru Kenyatta and Opposition leaders led by Raila Odinga to reach out to each other to bring down political tension threatening the country's stability. Speaking Sunday in Nairobi, the leaders ...
(The Standard Digital News)
  1. Gruesome Attacks in Kenyan Villages Kill More Than 20
  2. Tension in Kenya as Opposition Readies for Mass Rally

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President Uhuru Kenyatta in Kigali for 6th Northern Corridor Integration ...
2014-07-03
President Uhuru Kenyatta Thursday traveled to Kigali, Rwanda, to attend the 6th Northern Corridor Integration Projects (NCIP) Summit. Uhuru will join his counterparts from Rwanda (the host, Paul Kagame) and Uganda (Yoweri Museveni) to review progress ...
(The Standard Digital News)
  1. Kagame hosts Museveni, Kenyatta for integration meet...
  2. Museveni, Kenyatta and Kiir Here for Integration Meet
  3. Four Heads of State meet in Kigali for the 6th Northern Integration Summit

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Readout of the Secretary-General's meeting with H. E. Mr. Uhuru Kenyatta ...
2014-06-29
That is why I welcome the initiative of the First Lady of Kenya, Madam Margaret Kenyatta. The Beyond Zero Campaign can drastically reduce maternal and infant mortality rates in Kenya. Women need a safe environment to deliver with the assistance of ...
(StarAfrica.com)
  1. UN determined to help Africa fight terrorism: BanPublish Date: Jun 29, 2014
  2. Ban Ki-Moon pledges to support Kenya in fighting terror
  3. UN pledges to support Kenya on combating terrorism

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President Uhuru Kenyatta snubs Raila Odinga's calls for dialogue at rare ...
2014-06-28
MACHAKOS COUNTY: President Uhuru Kenyatta and Coalition for Reforms and Democracy (CORD) leader Raila Odinga Saturday shared a podium for the first time since the latter's sustained push on the government to dialogue with the Opposition began.
(The Standard Digital News)

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    President Uhuru Kenyatta sends Ramadhan message to Muslims
    2014-06-27
    President Uhuru Kenyatta has sent a message of good will to Muslims as they start observing the holy month of Ramadhan. He said Ramadhan is a special period for Muslims to renew their commitment to God. "It is also an opportunity to renew commitments ...
    (The Standard Digital News)
    1. My message to Muslims during Ramadhan

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    President Uhuru Kenyatta affirms Kenya's stand against poaching
    2014-06-26
    President Uhuru Kenyatta today affirmed Kenya's stand against poaching and the illegal trade in wildlife products as part of environmental conservation efforts. He said the robust anti-poaching measures established across Government – from stronger ...
    (The Standard Digital News)
    1. Uhuru affirms stand against poaching
    2. President Kenyatta Attends UN Conference On Environment

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    Uhuru Kenyatta is Africa's most-followed president on twitter
    2014-06-25
    Kenya's Uhuru Kenyatta (@UKenyatta) is Africa's most-followed president, with 456,209 followers, ahead of Rwanda's @PaulKagame and South Africa's Jacob Zuma (@SAPresident). Ugandan Prime Minister @AmamaMbabazi is the most conversational ...
    (The Standard Digital News)
    1. Mbabazi 'most interactive leader on Twitter'...
    2. Uhuru Kenyatta is Africa's most-followed president on twitter
    3. Uganda's Prime Minister most conversational leader on Twitter

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